Foods that Reacts Like Gluten – Cross Reactivity

Dr. Vikki Petersen of HealthNOW Medical CenterThe ‘Gluten’ Found in Coffee and Chocolate

By Dr. Vikki Petersen

Research tells us that only eight percent of those adult patients suffering with celiac disease experience complete healing of their gut despite maintaining a strict gluten-free diet. Sixty-five percent feel better, but only a fraction (8%) enjoy complete healing. Continue reading “Foods that Reacts Like Gluten – Cross Reactivity”

Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease and Breastfeeding – Good and Bad

Gluten Intolerant Woman Breastfeeding

Whether you are gluten intolerant or not, this is a must read article on how you may prevent gluten intolerance in your child. Dr. Vikki Petersen provides scientific evidence on gluten intolerance, celiac disease and breastfeeding for all future mothers or mother’s of infants.

Gluten Intolerance and the Benefits of Breast Milk – Good and Bad?

By: Dr. Vikki Petersen

Dr. Vikki Petersen

I have always been a big proponent of breast feeding. Children who are breastfed are found to have higher IQs and a better overall health status. The benefits that Mother Nature packs in mother’s milk has not been successfully mimicked by any man-made product. Far from it, in fact –the formulas on the market are quite atrocious when it comes to nutritional standards for health. Continue reading “Gluten Intolerance, Celiac Disease and Breastfeeding – Good and Bad”

Have a Gluten Intolerance? Consuming Gluten in Moderation?

Dr. Vikki Petersen provides us with an editorial on a Huffington Post article and some very smart advice that you won’t want to miss, especially if you have a gluten intolerance. Learn how eating gluten may effect you, even just cheating once a month. Read on to learn more.

Gluten Intolerant? Be Careful of ‘Everything in Moderation’ Advice

By: Dr. Vikki Petersen

Vikki Petersen
Dr. Vikki Petersen

We’ve all probably heard ‘everything in moderation’ as a good rule of thumb to follow. Whether we are talking about diet or exercise it seems to ring true, for the most part. But all rules have exceptions and this one is no different.

If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity moderate consumption of gluten is a death sentence. Is that an exaggeration? No, it isn’t. Gluten is known to increase the incidence of dying from all causes when it is untreated and the treatment is the total and complete elimination of gluten. Continue reading “Have a Gluten Intolerance? Consuming Gluten in Moderation?”

FDA Seeks Input on Gluten in Drugs to Protect Celiac Disease Patients

In 2011, the FDA opened a docket for discussing gluten-free food labeling to help those wth celiac disease and high gluten intolerance. This year’s subject open for discussion is gluten in drugs. The products in question include prescription, nonprescription, biologic, and homeopathic drugs. Learn about the FDA’s assessment results on the percentage of gluten tolerated by those with celiac disease and what they are seeking in regards to comments on gluten in medication and from whom. Continue reading “FDA Seeks Input on Gluten in Drugs to Protect Celiac Disease Patients”

Undiagnosed Celiac? Your Bones are at Risk

Dr. Vikki Petersen stresses the importance of an undiagnosed celiac getting diagnosed; how gluten effects their bone health; explains evidence of same; and reminds us to never cheat on our gluten diet. Thank you once again, Dr. Vikki, for educating us all!

For those of us who know something about celiac disease we understand that:

It’s an autoimmune disease

We may or may not know the following however:

Where there’s one autoimmune disease there tends to be others

Autoimmune diseases are the third leading cause of death in this country Continue reading “Undiagnosed Celiac? Your Bones are at Risk”

Celiacs Have No Digestive Complaints

Vikki Petersen
Vikki Petersen, D.C., C.C.N.

By Dr. Vikki Petersen

We live in a country that diagnoses a mere 5% of those suffering from celiac disease. Considering that undiagnosed celiac disease raises your risk of mortality 4x over the general population plus, as an autoimmune disease, it increases your risk of developing other autoimmune diseases, our shoddy ability to diagnose the disease should be addressed urgently. Continue reading “Celiacs Have No Digestive Complaints”

Can’t Tolerate Gluten-Free Oats? Now You May!

So many individuals who are gluten intolerant cannot even tolerate gluten-free oats. Well, I may have some good news for you! I received an email from an individual who was able to tolerate one particular gluten-free oats brand, where she hadn’t been able to in years. I just had to some research! Montana Gluten Free Processors make “Naked” Gluten Free Oat products (oats, flour, mixes) called PrOatina which many individuals with celiac disease can tolerate. There is a specific way to introduce them to your diet to successfully avoid a reaction to these oats. In addition, they grow another grain that you may have not heard of yet, Timtana. Read on to learn more about PrOatina and get a free bag for yourself! Continue reading “Can’t Tolerate Gluten-Free Oats? Now You May!”